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Unchain Our Children's Intervention During Covid Lock Down Results In Family Reunification That's Still Lasting Today

Unchain Our Children’s Intervention During Covid Lock Down Results In Family Reunification That’s Still Lasting Today

Following up on cases we have completed and discovering that family reunifications last, is probably the greatest reward for Unchain Our Children. This is the happy reporting of such a case we successfully completed together with all the role players ...
Two Children Saved From Devastating Domestic Environment

Two Children Saved From Devastating Domestic Environment

Case file content reveals time and time again just how devastating drug, alcohol and prescription medication addiction, or a combination thereof, can be. Not only on the user’s life, but also on the lives of the spouse and children. Addiction ...
Twins Brought To Safety Two Years Ago Thrive In New Parents’ Care

Twins Brought To Safety Two Years Ago Thrive In New Parents’ Care

Recently we received a message that not only brightened our day, but also inspired us in our quest to rescue children from abuse: “The twins are doing so, so well!.  They are loving school and just enjoying life.  It is ...
Britain: MTN partners with Meta and others to fight online child sexual abuse

Britain: MTN partners with Meta and others to fight online child sexual abuse

MTN Group has joined forces with the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF), Meta, the International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children (ICMEC), and Child Helpline International, with the support of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), to launch ...
Women don't feel safe in South African mines

Women don’t feel safe in South African mines

Although the mining industry's toxic culture is public knowledge, an explosive report from from Rio Tinto Group in February laid bare the stark truth of the problem. Women abuse in mines, from Australia to South Africa, is increasingly scrutinized by ...
3 Year Old Secured From Drug House And Brought To Safety By The Unchain Team

3 Year Old Secured From Drug House And Brought To Safety By The Unchain Team

A severely neglected 3-year-old was brought to safety early April by the UOC Team after we received an alert of drug related activities in an abandoned house occupied by ten adults.  The house, without water and electricity supply was also ...
Hope Risen Foundation

Hope Risen Foundation

HOPE HEALS Everyday we see hope & love conquer in all circumstances We believe every person has a right to freedom, and we are passionate about spreading the message of hope that can help bring about an end to slavery ...
South Africa’s 5 Most Dangerous Street Drugs: (5) Nyaope

South Africa’s 5 Most Dangerous Street Drugs: (5) Nyaope

THE DEVASTATING DRUG OF THE SOUTH AFRICAN SLUMS First reported in Durban, Nyaope is also known as Whoonga. This addictive new and lethal drug has spread to townships and suburbia throughout South Africa. This highly toxic mix of mind-altering substances ...
South Africa’s 5 Most Dangerous Street Drugs: (4) Krokodil

South Africa’s 5 Most Dangerous Street Drugs: (4) Krokodil

Where did Krokodil come from? Desomorphine, otherwise known by its street name, Krokodil or ‘The Zombie Drug’ is an opioid derivative of codeine. Originally, Desomorphine originally was used in Switzerland and Russia to treat severe pain, until it was made illegal ...
South Africa’s 5 Most Dangerous Street Drugs: (3) Heroin

South Africa’s 5 Most Dangerous Street Drugs: (3) Heroin

What is heroin? Heroin is an opioid drug made from morphine, a natural substance taken from the seed pod of the various opium poppy plants grown in Southeast and Southwest Asia, Mexico, and Colombia. Heroin can be a white or ...
South Africa's 5 Most Dangerous Street Drugs: (2) Flakka

South Africa’s 5 Most Dangerous Street Drugs: (2) Flakka

Flakka is also known as Bath Salts. Therefore, we will only cover Flakka and not Bath Salts. Like most things, South Africa is always one of the last places to pick up on a trend. This time however, it would ...
South Africa's 5 Most Dangerous Street Drugs: (1) Crystal Meth

South Africa’s 5 Most Dangerous Street Drugs: (1) Crystal Meth

Crystal methamphetamine (crystal meth) is a form of smokable methamphetamine that causes a rapid and powerful high. It is an extremely addictive stimulant drug that affects the brain and central nervous system. It is one of the most widely abused illicit drugs, with ...
USA: Yakuza Boss Arrested at Manhattan Steakhouse for Alleged Rockets-for-Heroin Scheme

USA: Yakuza Boss Arrested at Manhattan Steakhouse for Alleged Rockets-for-Heroin Scheme

A Japanese organized crime kingpin conspired to broker massive deals with at least three insurgent groups in Myanmar, trading weapons—including American-made surface-to-air missiles—for heroin and meth to be sold in New York, according to a six-count complaint unsealed Thursday in Manhattan ...
Khutsong serial rapist gets eight life terms plus another 195 years behind bars

Khutsong serial rapist gets eight life terms plus another 195 years behind bars

A serial rapist from Khutsong near Carletonville was sentenced to eight life terms plus an additional 195 years behind bars. He was nabbed after the phone he had taken from one of his victims and sold to another person was ...
Obstetric violence against women has become a normalized phenomenon in South Africa

Obstetric violence against women has become a normalized phenomenon in South Africa

For many, pregnancy is known to be an honoured, celebrated and hopeful time in a woman and family’s life. For example, African traditions, such as isicwayo/ingacayi have for centuries been practiced to engage communities to sanctify and protect women during ...
Expert warns virtual police may need to patrol metaverse to stop human trafficking and sexual harrassment

Expert warns virtual police may need to patrol metaverse to stop human trafficking and sexual harrassment

Virtual police may need to patrol the metaverse to keep users safe from abuse, according to a human trafficking expert. International human trafficking expert Matthew Friedman raised his concerns about criminals exploiting virtual reality in a recent article for the ...
BEYOND THE CASE FILES – THE HUMAN ELEMENT

BEYOND THE CASE FILES – THE HUMAN ELEMENT

No Soul is Irredeemable from Destructive Patterns and Cycles.   There is a way out the chaos. A distance of ninety-three kilometres can be done in one and a half hour.  The trip with the young 16-year-old girl felt like many ...
Court appointed Grandparents as Primary Caregivers of two Siblings

Court appointed Grandparents as Primary Caregivers of two Siblings

Unchain Our Children, together with the relevant childcare agencies, worked tirelessly for almost a year to bring two siblings to the safe haven of their grandparents. The grandparents discovered, to their disappointment, the severe neglect of their grandchildren by their ...
Little Girl safely with Grandparents after severe Neglect

Little Girl safely with Grandparents after severe Neglect

This is the story of a little girl, whose mother wasn’t caring for her and she was used by the maternal grandmother to beg on the streets for food, nappies, and milk, while the child grant is used to pay ...
Two Young South African Men Missing in Vietnam - May have been Kidnapped for Organ Harvesting

Two Young South African Men Missing in Vietnam – May have been Kidnapped for Organ Harvesting

John Bothma and Mushfiq Daniels, both in their twenties and from South Africa, have been missing in Vietnam for months. Two English teachers who mysteriously disappeared abroad within weeks of each other are feared to have been kidnapped so their ...
Bolt SA offered sexual abuse victims food vouchers and month long free rides

Bolt SA offered sexual abuse victims food vouchers and month long free rides

A month of discounted rides and food vouchers is what Bolt South Africa has allegedly offered customers who reported sexual assault, abuse, robbery and attempted murder, as scores of women came on Twitter to tell of their horrific experiences while ...
Two young girls brought to safety by Unchain Our Children’s Operatives Team

Two young girls brought to safety by Unchain Our Children’s Operatives Team

A five-year-old girl and her eleven-year-old sister were brough to safety from dire domestic circumstances where they were severely neglected by the biological parents to such an extent that the older girl suffered from suicidal thoughts.  The successful operation was ...
Italy: Vatican tries to reboot priesthood amid crisis over abuses

Italy: Vatican tries to reboot priesthood amid crisis over abuses

ROME (AP) — The Vatican opened a three-day conference Thursday on rebooting the Catholic priesthood amid a drop in vocations and a credibility crisis over the “depraved" clergy sex abuse and cover-up scandal. The conference's organizer, Cardinal Marc Ouellet, said ...
South Africa: Activists seek justice for 'child sex abuse victims' of advocate, co-accused

South Africa: Activists seek justice for ‘child sex abuse victims’ of advocate, co-accused

Women & Men Against Child Abuse (WMACA) hopes the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) will ensure that children allegedly sexually abused by a senior Johannesburg advocate, who died this week, and his co-accused get justice. Paul Kennedy was found dead at ...
Two arrested after Gauteng woman ‘trafficked’ by man she met on social media

Two arrested after Gauteng woman ‘trafficked’ by man she met on social media

The Hawks have come to the rescue of a Gauteng woman who was allegedly trafficked by a man she met on social media. Hawks spokesperson W/O Bonnie Nxumalo said the woman from Thembisa was allegedly lured to Cape Town under ...
Human trafficking syndicate bust in Jo'burg, 10 Bangladeshis freed

Human trafficking syndicate bust in Jo’burg, 10 Bangladeshis freed

A Pakistani national, allegedly behind a transnational human trafficking syndicate operating between SA and several Asian countries, has been arrested and 10 Bangladeshi nationals rescued in a raid in downtown Johannesburg. For a month, detectives from the serious organised crime ...
Young Mother Reunited With Her Children

Young Mother Reunited With Her Children

Hardly ever did humanity experienced such devastation as it experienced during 2020 and 2021. The havoc and devastation were not limited to the effects of the Covid pandemic alone. Many single mothers lost their jobs, their homes and had to ...
USA: Ghislaine Maxwell Trial: Guilty

USA: Ghislaine Maxwell Trial: Guilty

Ghislaine Maxwell, a former confidante of sex trafficker and convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein, has been found guilty on five of six counts linked to helping the late financier groom and recruit teenage girls for abuse. The British socialite was convicted ...
USA: Ghislaine Maxwell Trial: Jury of six men and six women in Ghislaine Maxwell trial ends second day of deliberation with no verdict

USA: Ghislaine Maxwell Trial: Jury of six men and six women in Ghislaine Maxwell trial ends second day of deliberation with no verdict

Jurors in the Ghislaine Maxwell case did not reach a verdict after their second day of deliberation - but they appeared to be zeroing on two accusers. The jury of six men and six women deliberated for the whole day ...
USA: Ghislaine Maxwell Trial: Closing Arguments

USA: Ghislaine Maxwell Trial: Closing Arguments

Prosecution Prosecutors says similar stories show accusers are credible AUSA Moe told the jury they can believe the accusers’ testimony because each of their accounts bear striking similarity to each other. Both “Jane” and Carolyn described Epstein using sex toys and ...
USA: Day 7: Ghislaine Maxwell Trial: The defense starts to make their case

USA: Day 7: Ghislaine Maxwell Trial: The defense starts to make their case

Ghislaine Maxwell‘s defence attorneys have formally requested that witnesses they call for the socialite’s sex trafficking trial be allowed to testify anonymously to avoid “unwanted attention”. “People who testify might get a lot of unwanted attention, especially if they are ...
The Re-Make of Man

The Re-Make of Man

Broken things are scattered shards. Cracks, chips and missing pieces. Loss. Void of its shape and form.  It doesn’t represent the beauty it once was admired for.  This is true of porcelain, ceramic or treasured Lalique glass, but equally and ...
USA: Day 7: Ghislaine Maxwell Trial: Third accuser says Ghislaine Maxwell was involved in the abuse by Epstein

USA: Day 7: Ghislaine Maxwell Trial: Third accuser says Ghislaine Maxwell was involved in the abuse by Epstein

The third of four accusers took the stand late Tuesday morning in Ghislaine Maxwell’s trial. She began her testimony by briefly recounting a difficult childhood where she dropped out of middle school and became addicted to cocaine and pain pills ...
USA: Sony fires PlayStation executive allegedly caught in pedophilia sting

USA: Sony fires PlayStation executive allegedly caught in pedophilia sting

A top Sony executive has been fired after he was allegedly caught in an amateur pedophilia sting operation posted on YouTube. George Cacioppo — the senior vice president from the team behind PlayStation — allegedly tried to arrange a meeting ...
SOUTH AFRICA: Victory for victim of sexual abuse - AfriForum PPU

SOUTH AFRICA: Victory for victim of sexual abuse – AfriForum PPU

AfriForum’s Private Prosecution Unit achieves victory for victim of sexual abuse at the start of 16 days of activism. AfriForum’s Private Prosecution Unit welcomes certain developments in, but remains concerned about the handling of cases of violence against children in ...
SOUTH AFRICA: A homeless person's view: ‘We can't eat the national anthem — we are suffering’

SOUTH AFRICA: A homeless person’s view: ‘We can’t eat the national anthem — we are suffering’

A homeless person tells the story of being homeless in South Africa: In 1994 in South Africa we had our first democratic vote and then the Constitution. Today it’s 2021. Nothing has changed for the best, it became worse. Today ...
USA: Day 6: Ghislaine Maxwell Trial: Another woman describes being groomed by Ghislaine Maxwell

USA: Day 6: Ghislaine Maxwell Trial: Another woman describes being groomed by Ghislaine Maxwell

A woman testifying under the pseudonym “Kate” took the stand Monday morning after Judge Alison Nathan instructed jurors that she was not a victim of the crimes charged in the indictment. The witness was above the age of consent when ...
COLOMBIA: Police Take Down Criminal Group Behind Human Trafficking

COLOMBIA: Police Take Down Criminal Group Behind Human Trafficking

A three-year investigation has concluded with police in Colombia arresting six individuals believed to be behind the trafficking and sexual exploitation of Colombian and Venezuelan women. The criminal group was first identified in 2018 by Panama’s Human Trafficking and Smuggling ...
UK: Jail for Gang Leader Who Bragged of Smuggling Over 100 Women Into the U.K.

UK: Jail for Gang Leader Who Bragged of Smuggling Over 100 Women Into the U.K.

The court heard that the crime group he was part of initially smuggled migrants from Belgium and the Netherlands across the channel in large trucks, but diversified into using inflatable dinghies. A gang leader who boasted of smuggling dozens of ...
EUROPE: Human Traffickers Grounded in 29 Country Sweep of Airports and Roads

EUROPE: Human Traffickers Grounded in 29 Country Sweep of Airports and Roads

From November 8-12, Europol supported large-scale international action against trafficking in human beings. 29 countries, led by Austria and Romania, took part in the action days, which were coordinated by Europol and Frontex. The activities saw more than 14,000 law ...
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